Stephen Colbert Signs Off on His Election Special with More Gravitas Than Jokes

This is more of the type of monologue that late night hosts engage in when a national tragedy has just happened. 

This election had not been called at the time, but Stephen Colbert closed his live election special on Showtime as best he could without alienating anyone too much. The tension was beyond palpable in the room (as it probably still is around the world while you’re reading these very words) and he handled it with as much grace as anyone could muster in this situation.  

Watch it here.